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London's Traditional Estate Agent

London's Traditional Estate Agent

Butler & Stag are an independent estate agency, with over 25 years London property experience. Made up from a collection of successful estate agents, we aim to be recognised for our superior professional service and our intimate local knowledge of all areas that we operate in. Specialising in all aspects of residential property, our friendly and enthusiastic nature ensures that our clients continually return to sell, let, buy and rent through us.

We are proud to be an environmentally friendly company, operating a strict recycling policy refusing to send junk mail via post and providing our staff with branded bicycles encouraging them to cycle to property viewings instead of driving.

We welcome you to contact us with your property requirements, and experience the Butler & Stag service for yourself.

Residential Sales

Residential Sales

We believe that our clients and customers deserve so much more than just a good agent. We understand that todays buyer is tomorrows seller and because we want to retain your custom for life, we place a huge emphasis on our quality of service, commitment and determination to see a sale through to the end. Our service has to be better than our competitors and from what we hear from our existing clients, it is. This may mean working late into the evening or booking appointments that suit you, if it makes your life easier we are happy to oblige. Accommodating our clients and customers is second nature to us, it breeds better results and repeat business which is what makes our business successful. Covering the whole of East London, we have successfully handled thousands of sales, whilst delivering an unrivalled and dedicated service. Our name is synonymous with trust, excellence and integrity which has gained us a reputation as leading agents in our field.

Our staff are chosen not just for their expertise in selling property, but for the added value they provide in the process of selling it. Insightful, intelligent, and naturally warm, it is the ease and speed at which buyers trust our agents that allows them to successfully sell your property. And because we know that securing an offer is not the end of a sale but where the hard work really begins, our sales team are constantly available, so that together we can overcome any challenges that arise. But don't just take our word for it, here's what our vendors and purchasers say about us.

Residential Lettings

Residential Lettings

We enjoy nothing more than changing public perception of estate agents and letting agents. Whilst it's difficult for us to admit, we understand that people don't have the best image of our industry which is why, when people experience the service we offer, they cannot wait to recommend us. It's quite simple really, if you promise to do something for someone, then do it! We can honestly say that no other agents know Shoreditch and the surrounding areas better than us, properties we let don't stand around un-let for too long; just ask any local tenant! In an unregulated industry, we have chosen to be licensed members of the Lettings Ombudsman, NALS and SAFEagent. For more information about our accreditations click here Accreditations.

When it comes to finding the perfect property to rent in Shoreditch, timing is everything. Knowing when to start your search for a property, how quickly to put in an offer when you find the right one, or how to negotiate your move-in dates with the landlord, are all key factors. Please take the time to read feedback from our existing tenants and landlords, we can only be judged on the service we provide.

Property Management

Property Management

Whether you own one property or a large portfolio, both you and your property will receive the personal care and attention you deserve. Our management portfolio encompasses hundreds of properties across East London and our highly trained and experienced Property Managers pride themselves on delivering an enthusiastic, friendly and efficient service. This saves our landlords thousands of pounds and keeps our tenants safe and happy. Our award winning software allows each property to be allocated one Property Manager, they will know your property inside out and will visit at least four times a year, this ensures that the very best advice is always given. As rents rise in Shoreditch, so do tenant's expectations and it is therefore vital to be well equipped in order to realise the full benefit of your investment. High quality tenants looking for property to rent in Shoreditch expect the best service and we are proud to be able to deliver just this. Offering tenants professionally managed properties instills trust and belief that they will be looked after should any problems arise. It will minimise your need for involvement and ensure your property is let quickly. Our highly acclaimed service will guarantee you value for your money, leaving you with a warm feeling that your property is in safe hands.

Follow this link to hear from our tenants and landlords already benefitting from this service.

Commercial Property

Commercial Property

Butler & Stag provide a comprehensive and specialist service to our clients including office, retail, and industrial agency. We represent landlords, vendors, tenants and purchasers and we understand that each transaction is unique and requires varying requirements, from both parties. Our agency teams have a reputation for being pro-active and diligent and we constantly monitor the market, ensuring that clients are kept informed of the latest activity and trends.

If you are interested in finding out more about our commercial landlord services or other commercial property services, please contact us by completing our contact form or any of the contact details on this page.

Search & Acquisition Service

If you are searching for a commercial property then let us find the ideal home for your business. We have established systems that alert us when any new properties that match your requirements become available, and we have existing relationships with property owners and agents so we are often able to secure premises that are not available on the open market.

Our clients are specialists at what they do and therefore rely on our expertise to help them navigate through their property matters and to find the solution that's right for them. Whether we help negotiate a better lease, find new offices, or let, sell or acquire a commercial investment, we take the same approach. We start by identifying your goals and needs before analysing your options.

We'll use our local knowledge to identify the right property. The way we work helps our clients to find and acquire the right accommodation that works for their business needs; the quality of service we provide means the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Rent Review & Lease Renewal

Property occupation is governed by a combination of the contractual terms in the lease and the surrounding legislative framework - our extensive knowledge of these factors and current case law equips us to make sure our clients are receiving the maximum benefit from their property assets and interests. Key areas of our work involve; rent reviews and lease renewals, advising on the timing to the implementation of notices and progressing negotiations. Our leading RICS qualified surveyors provide over forty years of landlord and tenant knowledge and experience, acting as Expert Witnesses through the third party rent review and Court lease renewal process.

New Homes

New Homes

Butler & Stag New Homes marketing package is second to none, and starts at the pre-planning stage offering a full buyer demand analysis of any site within London. This is particularly attractive to clients as it demonstrates what product to plan thus, avoiding costly mistakes at development stage and is valuable when applying for permission, as it demonstrates to the local authority that the developer is creating a product to match buyers demand. The service continues through to a value appraisal and a bespoke marketing strategy which is unique to each development.

We appreciate there is no such thing as a 'standard development' which is why we produce detailed, bespoke reports for each of our clients. These will include;

  • Current market conditions
  • Target client audience
  • Specification demand from the target audience
  • Competition in the area (other developments)
  • Expected configuration and how to optimise the layout
  • Creation of a bespoke marketing brochure

Clearly the market moves and evolves on a regular basis so we are happy to offer on-going appraisals and valuations for each of our development clients.

Please contact one of our new homes directors, Michael Woolley or Neil Leahy for further advice

Property Development & Consultancy Services

Property Development & Consultancy Services

By working closely with our sales and lettings departments, we ensure that your property reaches its maximum market potential. We have an expansive portfolio of contractors from which to choose, depending on the nature of your refurbishment, all of whom are familiar with the very high standard of workmanship that we demand from them. We can manage all types of building projects, from a small extension to a large development of flats.

Our intimate understanding of the local market place enables us to advise on styling and finish, to guarantee a maximum return on your investment.

Renovation Includes;

  • Changes in structure
  • The replacement of defective items or area of the property
  • Conversions and/or extensions

Refurbishment Involves;

  • Fixing a defective area or item
  • Decorating
  • Freshen up the appearance/condition of the house.

Knowing the difference between the two and more importantly 'what the market expects' can be the difference between saving thousands of pounds. Whether you're a budding developer or experienced landlord, generally the rule of thumb is 'if it isn't broken don't replace it' by that we mean if you can make good what you have it's an expense spared. Not only can we advise on what the 'market expects' we can also recommend contractors who can deal with building a block of apartments from the ground up, to a simple tap repair.

Mortgages

Mortgages

For the majority of buyers, financing a property transaction will be part cash and part mortgage.

With terms like Fixed, Variable and tracker the mortgage market can be quite complex, and at times daunting, particularly for those who have not gone through the process before!

An imperative starting point for any buyer is to first know exactly what they can afford before viewing properties. In a market as competitive as London, the majority of vendors will ask that buyers are financially vetted before any offer is taken seriously (We offer this as part of our due diligence).

Gone are the days where arranging an appointment with your local bank was the only option available when discussing your mortgage options.

In a market where there seems to be an infinite amount of products and choices available to you, appointing a FCA approved ( Financial Conduct Authority) mortgage broker can make this process simpler, stress free and hopefully result in a product that is more favourable than that offered by your local bank.

Your appointed broker will discuss with you all the necessary details in order to find you the best product. Whilst some rates and products may on the surface seem more favourable, there are many elements that should be considered, so it is worth having a professional on the scene to guide and point you in the right direction!

  • The first step will be to get an Agreement in Principle (AIP). This can be generated easily and will quickly show you how much a specific lender will be prepared to loan you (many estate agents will ask to see proof of this when you make an offer so it is worth having!)
  • Once your offer has been accepted, your mortgage broker will then submit a formal application on your behalf with your preferred lender and a survey will be instructed. These come in three forms; Mortgage valuation, Home buyers report, Building Survey. Your broker will be able to advise you on the best option for you.
  • As soon as your lender has confirmed they agree with the value of the property and their underwriters are happy with your finances, a formal mortgage offer will be issued!

Here at Butler & Stag we have a team of in house, qualified and experienced FCA regulated mortgage brokers that are completely independent, meaning they have access to the whole mortgage market, as opposed to having 'preferred lenders'. So whether it is just for some friendly advice or to have a more thorough discussion about the products available to you, feel free to give us a call as there will always be someone on hand to discuss your requirements.

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